Sizable settlements and verdicts secured for injury victims and their families
Our attorneys at Landskroner Grieco Merriman, LLC, have a well-earned reputation for obtaining sizable settlements and verdicts on behalf of clients in Ohio and throughout the country. Whether you were injured in a car accident or you’re part of a class action lawsuit, our experienced Cleveland personal injury attorneys can help. Some of our notable verdicts and settlements include:
- An $84.9 million settlement in a shareholders security fraud class action
- A $70 million settlement in a shareholder derivative action
- A confidential settlement in which the late Johnnie L. Cochran, Jr., a renowned attorney, served as co-counsel
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Some people only think about the short-term financial impact of serious injury accident. We think about the total cost of an accident throughout the lifetime of an injury victim. This includes lost future income, long-term physical therapy, modifications made to a home due to a permanent disability and other significant expenses.
The damages we recover for injury victims also serve another important purpose. The money we obtain for families sends a strong, clear message to the responsible parties that such behavior will not be tolerated.
Verdicts and settlements for Landskroner Grieco Merriman, LLC
- $40 million settlement, plus attorneys fees and expenses. Consumer Class Action Case. Ritt v. Billy Blanks / Sanford v. Memberworks, Incorporated: 2008. Consumer class actions certified in Ohio and in California arising from allegations that defendants violated consumer protection statutes and were unjustly enriched by improper charges levied on consumer credit and debit cards for a wholesale buying club, which consumers did not desire to purchase. Ritt v. Billy Blanks, Case No. 424237, Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas, Ohio (co-lead counsel); Sanford v. Memberworks, Case No. GIC805541, Superior Court of California, County of San Diego (co-lead counsel)
- $70 million settlement returned to Cardinal Health Corporation. Staehr v. Cardinal Health. 2007. Case No. 02-CVG-011-639, Delaware County Court of Common Pleas, Ohio (co-lead counsel). Shareholder derivative claims for alleged breach of fiduciary duty, abuse of control, gross mismanagement, waste of corporate assets and unjust enrichment by officers and directors of Cardinal Health.
- Jury verdict: $11.5 million. In re Scrap Metal Antitrust Litigation. 2007. Antitrust Class Action. Plaintiffs allege that scrap dealers unlawfully conspired to fix the price of scrap metal. Partial settlement $10 million approved August 2004.
- $2.4 million settlement. Reust v. State Automobile Mutual Insurance Co. 2006. Bad Faith Insurance Claim. Cross-Claimant Reust had a State Auto homeowner’s policy with $100,000 liability coverage. Reust’s dog bit off girlfriend’s lip. State Auto denied his girlfriend’s claim, refused to indemnify Reust and refused to provide him with a defense when he was sued by his girlfriend. A judgment was rendered against Reust by his girlfriend, and Reust sued his own insurance company for failing to honor their contractual obligations and bad faith.
- $84.9 million settlement. In re FirstEnergy Corp. 2005. Class action on behalf of shareholders of First Energy Corporation Stock. (Co-Counsel Lerach Coughlin Stoia Geller Rudman and Robbins)
- $8.4 million settlement. In re Advanced Lighting Securities Litigation. 2003. Shareholders Security Fraud Class Action. (Co-Counsel Milberg, Weiss, Bershad, Hynes & Lerach, LLP)
- $4.5 million settlement. Michael Hippo v. ABC Company. 2002. Workplace Injury Claim. Michael Hippo was a salesman working for a general contractor who placed him in the role of Job Superintendent on a building site. He was requested by a subcontractor to climb a 14-foot A-frame ladder to paint piping. While atop the ladder, he landed on the piping which was secured by ceiling hangers. The piping moved, causing him to fall 14 feet, landing on his head. Michael Hippo suffered post-traumatic seizures with cognitive dysfunction and a subsequent behavioral disorder, resulting in uncontrolled fits of aggression and damaged short-term memory. Michael Hippo alleged negligence on the part of the third-party subcontractor. ABC Corporation contended Michael Hippo caused his own injury and that he was a loaned servant which provided ABC Corporation immunity from suit.
- Confidential settlement. Co-counsel Johnnie Cochran, Esq. The Estate of Jane Doe v. ABC Trust. Plaintiff Jane Doe, deceased, was a 66-year-old retired county worker residing in an apartment complex on Cleveland’s east side. Ms. Doe was single with no children. A fire broke out in the first floor laundry room of her building in the early morning hours. The fire was determined to be of human origin. There had been at least five previous fires of human origin in the laundry rooms of buildings in this complex, and one in her building. The complex also had a history of vagrants living in apartment laundry rooms. All other tenants escaped, but Ms. Doe was killed in the fire. Plaintiffs alleged the apartment complex was negligent in failing to provide adequate security to protect its residents. Defendant contended this was arson and nothing could be done to prevent the fire.
- $2.45 million settlement. Joe Frankovich v. Asplundh Tree Expert Co., et al. 1995. Product Liability Claim. Plaintiff, an electrical lineman, suffered electrocution when he came in contact with 13,700 volt tension lines while working in an Asplundh line lift bucket truck. Plaintiffs alleged design defect in the controls of the bucket in that they were confusing and reversed directions when the bucket was operated in an over center position (over 90 degrees), making it unreasonably dangerous to the operator. Mr. Frankovich lost his left arm, all his back muscles and suffered serious internal injuries.
- $3.5 million judgment. The Estate of John Blaney v. Rick Scott Trucking Company, et al. 1994. Workplace Injury/Wrongful Death. Plaintiff was a laborer working on the premises of his employer. Defendants’ tractor trailer truck was making a delivery on employer’s premises. While backing without appropriate backing warning, Defendants’ driver-employee hit decedent crushing him and causing his death.
- $2 million judgment. Estate of John Roa, Jr. v. John D. Winlock, Jr. 2006. Workplace Injury. Defendant, a co-worker of Decedent, punched Decedent in the head one time, killing him while the two were at work.
- $3.2 million settlement. John Doe v. ABC Hospital and physicians*. 1997. Medical Negligence/Wrongful Death. Plaintiff was admitted to the hospital emergency room with complaints of stomach pains. He was diagnosed with gall stones and stabilized. Two days later, the treating surgeon recommended gall bladder surgery. Plaintiff was not a candidate for a surgical procedure because of other health concerns including hypertension, cardiomegaly, sleep apnea, morbid obesity and a history of psychiatric treatment. The patient underwent the procedure and during the reversal from anesthesia, he suffered a hypoxic injury leaving him in a comatose state. * co-counsel: The Keenan Law Firm.
- $2.5 million settlement. Eubanks v. Panther II Transportation, Inc., U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio Case No. 1:11-cv-0275. Recovered funds for trucking owner-operators who had not been paid for fuel surcharges. Class action for violation of the Federal Truth in Leasing Act and Breach of Contract.
- Settlement. In re Human Tissue Litigation, Case No. 2:06-CV-135, MDL Docket No. 1763, U.S.D.C. District of New Jersey (MDL Case Executive Committee). Class action for product defect, battery and fraud in the harvesting, processing and sale of human tissue used in transplant procedures.